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[Bug localedata/9859] New fr_FR locale month abbrevs are not fixed length

------- Additional Comments From aurelien at aurel32 dot net  2009-02-17 22:21 -------
> /bin/ls -l uses the format ISO on my computer (it's a fixed length)
> drwx------   2 stephane stephane    4096 2008-12-09 08:40 work
> Do you use an alias?

No. I am the same output as you with an old coreutils version. With a recent one
(>= 6.0), I get:
drwxr-xr-x  12 aurel32 aurel32      4096 mai 26  2008 audio
-rwxr-xr-x   1 aurel32 aurel32      4096 janv. 30 12:29 photos
drwxr-xr-x   2 aurel32 aurel32      4096 déc. 21 20:46 work

> The choice to use variable length for has been discussed to avoid any drawbacks
> and the main constraint is to use short words when space is tight. Some other
> languages use longer abmon than 3 characters.
> This has been made to be fix sprintf %b in graphical application like the GTK+
> calendar (users were puzzled about 'jui', 'juin' or 'juillet'?) and to conform
> to the official French abbreviations.

The problem is not the length of the abbreviation, it's important to be able to
see the difference between 'juin' and 'juillet'. But variable lenght is really
causing problems.


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